Research Article| Volume 48, ISSUE 3, P276-280, September 1979

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Xeroradiography of dental structures. III. Pilot clinical studies

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      A new experimental intraoral dental xeroradiographic system was evaluated for future application in dentistry. Similar projections on conventional film radiographs and experimental dental xeroradiographs were compared visually and radiation exposure for both techniques was measured by thermoluminescent dosimetry. The xeroradiographic system was judged superior for imaging most structures, especially oral soft tissues, subtle bony abnormalities, and fine calculus deposits. Furthermore, xeroradiography requires only one third the radiation exposure of corresponding conventional film techniques. Dental xeroradiography appears to have great promise in radiographic interpretation of oral disease.
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